Nov 24, 2012 4:30am PST
watching larry hagman. his j.r. ewing triumph is pure americana. i'll miss him. rest in peace, sir. a lot of monday femries coming in on twitter. an infamous j.r. sealed hype for dallas. south fork, he'll be remembered. >> this one from peter fonda. rest in peace, my dear, longtime friend and brother. you brought so much fun to everyone's life and so much family to me and my family, falls my heart. >> and scott baio tweeted larry hagman died. what a sweet kind soul. i was fortunate enough to meet him. what an icon heaven is receiving. >> j.r. ewing has died. garnered one of the greatest cliffhangers in tv history. you remember who shot j.r.? >> of course he's talking about that. >> an entire summer waiting for that show to come back. >> i didn't sleep that whole time. i was waiting, waiting, to know who did it. >> yeah, it was definitely the cliffhanger of that season, and one of the 300 million people who watched it that season-ender. >> yeah. it was -- he was it. i mean, he really was. but he will be missed. i know i'll certainly miss him as the "dallas"
Nov 24, 2012 3:00am PST
'll have to come crawling to j.r. >> j.r. ewing, one of the best known tv characteristics of the last 40 years. "dallas" was a long-running hit in the '70s and '80s. he came back as j.r. when the series was restarted earlier this year. you may also remember him as major tony nelson from "i dream of jeannie" his co-star barbara eden posted this on her facebook page. i had the pleasure of watching the texas tornado that was larry hagman. tick say we've lost not just a great actor, not a television icon but an element of pure americana. we'll have much more on his life and career later on in the hour. >> a gas leak blamed for an explosion at a strip club in springfield, massachusetts. look at the center screen. the blast leveled that club. 18 people were injured. it's a miracle no one was killed. 25 other buildings were damaged. our affiliate wggb says people felt that explosion up to four miles away. a city official says some of the damaged buildings will be demolished today. >>> law enforcement initials one community in alabama are mourning the loss of their colleague. following a shootin
Nov 24, 2012 5:00am PST
, remembering very fondly. he created one of television's most iconic characters j.r. ewing on the longtime drama "dallas." a rather nasty guy that people loved to hate. before that, he played a nice guy, captain tony nelson on "i dream of jeannie." he appeared here on "today" last june, and we'll have a look back at his life and career next. >> a legend, absolutely. >>> it is the day after black friday and people were going crazy hunting for bargains, so as you do your shopping this weekend, we'll reveal some ingenious tricks retailers use to get you to spend more and more of your hard-earned cash. >>> speaking of shopping, today is small business saturday. a day for you to support the local mom and pop shops in your town. you can do it every day, of course. something very important to new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who will join us to talk about it in our next half hour. >>> then an unusual punishment for a convicted killer in oklahoma. a teenager was sentenced to spend ten years in church after pleading guilty to manslaughter. the ruling has sparked a legal dispute and we'll hear
Nov 24, 2012 11:00am PST
hagman has died. he was best known for playing one of television's great bad guys, j.r. ewing, you remember him on the primetime television series of "dallas." offscreen, he was known as being larger than life and his co-stars remembering him as fun, wild, and rememberable. he died yesterday of complications from cancer. colleen takes a look at his life and legacy. >> reporter: larry hagman wore many hats in his career. but his best known his stetson he wore on "dallas." despite roles on film and stage, hagman will be remembered as the villainous j.r. ewing. >> you drove cliff to attempt suicide. >> how would i know he would do a dump thing like that in. >> when he was shot by an unknown assailant, it became one of the most famous cliffhangers in tv history, watched by 300 million people from all around the world. hagman never expected the show to endure. >> i just started the show doing six shows. i never thought i would do 300. >> in fact, the dallas fran choice was so successful, the series was recently reprised. tnt brought it back with a new generation of ewings. d hagman came
Nov 24, 2012 3:00am PST
of course as the villain j.r. ewing on his star with dallas. lost his battle with cancer dallas hospital. linda gray had this to say on the star's passing. larry hagman was my best friend for 35 years. he brought joy to everyone he knew. i will miss him enor muresly. >> she was at his side. >> he he was apparently surrounded by family and friends. >> hagman was the son of mary martin. he was also known for his role as major tony nelson in i dream of jeanne, of course, he was 81 years old. >> he never became hollywood. larry hagman remained dallas. he was from fort worth and he always will stand for dallas. what a legend. love that guy. >> check in with rick reichmuth and see what our weekend first alert forecast looks like. >> looking good. you worry about thanksgiving weekend for travelers getting home and maybe another storm at the end of it we made through the entire thing scot-free. it's cold. 13 degrees in minneapolis. the tenks have dropped off from where you were on wednesday. aside from that, no big storms. cold front eastern seaboard. behind it a ton of sunshine. there will be a
Nov 25, 2012 3:00am PST
lost battle against cancer but the woman who played j.r. ewing's niece will be here to talk about what it was like to work with him. >> foot the bill of obama care in the form of a huge surcharge. if the government punishing tobacco users? we debate that coming up. the rh. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. time for cii price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. buy now. save later. >> fans interest flocking to - fans are flocking to pay tribute to rhagman best known for playig j.r. ewing in the popular prime time show "da
Nov 24, 2012 9:00am PST
wew for his role at j.r. ewing has died. larry hagman was it and people awaythis a few seconds later an entire building is gone. >>> best-selling author kitty kelly very rare of president john f. kennedy for her latest talking to her about "capturing camelot.)m" thanks for joining us on weekend express today. >>> our top story, actor larry hagman from the hit show "dallas" has died at the age of rove cliff to attempt suicide? >> how was i to know he w a dumb thing like that? >> the man behind the character j.r. ewing died at a dallas hospital from coméçications of cancer. a lot of people remember him as the villain that they loved to hate on that show that ran for 14 seasons. hagman also played major tony nelson on the '60s sitcom "i dream of jeanne" he was in the middle of shooting season 2 of the "dallas" reboot. his family said in a statement "larry as back in his beloved dallas re-enacting the iconic role he loved most. larry's family and close friends had joined him in dallas for the thanksgiving holiday. when he passed he was surrounded by loved ones.